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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190447

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Not the half arsed version we’ve been left with in recent times. Even Perth Now before Kerry bought it and turned it into tabloid garbage you could open Perth Now and see the Sunday Times version of what would be in print tomorrow.

But back in the 70’, 80’s even 90’s where you basically couldn’t wait until morning you had to have it Saturday night to read all the headlines , photos, full match reports, ladder, leading goal kickers, reports, injuries and I loved coaches comments. Since the naughtiest it started going in decline then rapidly downhill in the last 10 years. Now it’s just a cut and paste from what they will write in The West on Monday.

I’m a subscriber to The West which includes the electronic version of the ST but that won’t come out until after midnight. Back in the days the Sunday Times early edition came out around 7 pm from memory on Saturday night.

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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190449

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Dude I’d rather hear what supporters have to say on here than what was in the Sunday times. Clubs just continue to miss out for mine. Why can’t someone from the club conduct a a10 minute interview with earl and chuck it up on our website on a Saturday night. Brought to you by a major sponsor and you have to sit through their ad...would get a few hundred views surely

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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190452

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But take your point we certainly didn’t have this 20 years ago did we? Back then the paper was all we had though I remember ABC used to have an hour or maybe half hour show on Saturday nights, then World of Football at midday on Sunday on 7.

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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190462

The old ST made Sunday mornings even more enjoyable, especially in footy season. Poring over the sports pages for God knows how long, then turn it over to start from the front. I haven’t bought it for years now. I go to Perth Now for a look, but they seem to think national and world news is what is happening on the pathetic reality tv shows. This morning, the first 4 stories are about this crap....time to ditch it. There’s plenty of better news feeds around, but unfortunately, we’ll never see the old ST again.
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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190467

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Like you boys I used to love reading the ST on a Sunday morning in the 1980s on the way to junior footy, the descriptive page or 2 on each WAFL match reports, the National Scoreboard with results, goalkickers, best players, reports, coaches comments from all the WAFL grades plus VFL, SANFL and other Leagues around WA & AUST.

The sad one for me were the demise of both the Western Mail & Daily News in the late 80s/early 90s that we used to get on a Friday arvo as their footy previews, line ups etc were second to none compared to the West, not too mention their far superior trots & races guides for that weekends meetings at Gloucester Park (or Richmond Raceway) and Belmont Park (or Ascot) respectively.

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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190471

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I'm another who misses the older more traditional style of local coverage - the Western Mail was gaining ground on it and that's why it was taken over , they had some very good write ups
There were several pages on local games with excellent descriptions that I kept for weeks on end reading them over & over

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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 6 days ago #190475

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From the Sunday Times round 2 1981
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Who misses The Sunday Times of say 20+ years ago? 3 weeks 5 days ago #190566

Three things.

1. It was a lot better when all the games across the country got played on a Saturday Arvo, meaning Sunday was THE day for checking all the results and reviews. Now with games spread over 4 days the set up is a complete mess.

2. No internet meant the paper was the only source of results, now they are in palm of hand as they happen.

3. Havent bought a Sunday Times for years.

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